Thursday 16 June

Student and school librarian issuing a book, next to the words 'Welcome to the school library!'

Register: Learning and support for new school library staff 2022

Tuesday 1 February 2022 to Thursday 15 December 2022


New to your school library? If you're just getting started providing library services for your school, register to join our online learning community. You'll attend regular Zoom meetings and webinars, build your skills, receive support from National Library experts and connect with other library people.

Part of: Learning and support for new school library staff — 2022

Man and woman looking at the model of the woman's head.

Writers in Bronze The Anthony Stones Portrait Busts of New Zealand writers

Tuesday 22 March 2022 to Saturday 25 June 2022

Turnbull Gallery, National Library Wellington

The Writers in Bronze exhibition showcases the sequence of cast bronze portrait heads of New Zealand writers by sculptor Anthony Stones (1934-2016) in the Alexander Turnbull Library collection.

Book display in a school library with colourful children's books.

Growing and shaping your school library collection

Monday 23 May 2022 to Friday 1 July 2022


A great school library collection reflects, includes and responds to your students and community. This requires good management and planning. Discover how to build a library collection that meets the needs of your students and teachers.

Woman lying on her back on a concrete pier. The waves are washing up on her and she is holding on trying not to get pulled into the sea.

Tea and tours: ‘The breathing sea’ edition

Thursday 16 June 2022, 10am to 12pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Join our kaiārahi for a kōrero about our exhibitions The Breathing Sea and Between Skin and Shirt, followed by tea and some kai.

Part of: The breathing sea

A casual portrait of Maōri man wearing a leather jacket and black t-shirt.

E oho! How to celebrate Matariki as a community: Learning from Featherston

Thursday 16 June 2022, 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

For the first time in Aotearoa’s history, Matariki will be marked with a public holiday on Friday 24 June. Join Warren Maxwell (Ngāti Whare, Ngāi Te Riu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) and hear why this year's Matariki event will be a pivotal step for the Featherston community towards acknowledging mātauranga Māori.

Join us in person or online for this event.

Part of: E oho! Waitangi 2022